Carla Rahn Phillips
After 41 years at the University of Minnesota, I retired in May of 2013 and moved to central Texas, where I am affiliated with the History Department at the University of Texas, Austin. I also spend time in San Diego, California, where I am associated with the Maritime Museum. I was part of the museum’s design team for the reconstruction of the galleon San Salvador, which Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay in 1542. The ship meets modern Coast Guard standards for safety below decks, but it looks as much like Cabrillo’s original ship as we could make it. The website of the Maritime Museum has pictures and details about the project (www.sdmaritime.org). My research continues to focus on the social and economic history of Spain and its maritime connections from the late 15th to the early 18th centuries, which takes me to Spanish archives at least once a year. My translated edition of a voyage to the South Atlantic in the late 16th century was published by the Hakluyt Society at the end of 2016 and is listed on my c.v.